“You know, I’m kind of a big deal…”
Nerds are notoriously bad at singing their own praises. Some of this comes from having been raised with the (selective) cultural mores that insist that anyone who boasts about their own accomplishments is an obnoxious narcissist. Some of this reluctance to emphasize their own good points comes from the belief that their accomplishments are somehow worth less or less praise-worthy than others; after all, who gets celebrated in our culture, the sports hero or the brain? Then there are those who lack faith in their own self-worth; why should you brag about yourself when you have nothing to brag about, after all?
The problem, though, is that sometimes being able to brag about yourself is a good thing. After all, when it comes to the dating world, you want people to understand that you’re awesome and they should get to know you because you’re awesome.
But how are you supposed to convey your awesomeness without showing off a little? How are you supposed to let people know that you’re money if all you can say is “Well, I guess I’m ok…”
You need to quit being so afraid of being willing to believe that you’re incredible and you’re not afraid to say so. You just need to learn how to do it without coming off like a complete asshole.